Master of Teaching (Primary)
Queensland University of Technology - Kelvin GroveOnline

Course outline

This course prepares you as a teacher with specialist understandings for primary school learners. The 2 year program develops you through to demonstrated achievement of the Australian Professional Standards for Beginning Teachers (APST) as required by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). The program meets the additional requirements of the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) for program accreditation in Queensland. As a graduate, you will be registrable as a teacher in each State and Territory of Australia. The program includes substantial professional experience embedded and connected to on-campus learning.

You must take the majority of your professional experience in an Australian primary school setting.

The QUT Offer Guarantee does not apply to this course. Deferment is not available.

For more course information, visit Master of Teaching (Primary) at QUT.


Selection ranks: You will be considered solely on the basis of selection ranks from your prior degree studies plus any postgraduate studies you may have undertaken. Other qualifications and experiences may be allocated selection ranks for entry to other QUT courses, but will not be considered for this course.

Other requirements

A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution. You must successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.


Applicant must be 16; LANTITE Literacy status; LANTITE Numeracy status; Prior study; Teaching Personal Statement; Teaching area study requirements

Additional entry requirements

You must have a completed recognised 3 or 4 year bachelor degree not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration.

You must also have completed eight semester units (one year of full-time study) relevant to one or more learning areas in the primary school curriculum. Primary school curriculum areas are English, mathematics, science, humanities and social sciences, the arts (music, drama, dance, media arts and visual arts), languages, health, physical education and technologies.

For information regarding the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to the QTAC website.

If your previous studies were completed in a country other than Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, or the United States of America or undertaken in a language other than English you must provide evidence of English language proficiency with an IELTS overall score of 7.5 with minimum sub-scores of 8.0 in Speaking and Listening and 7.0 in Reading and Writing, obtained within two years prior to the start of the program, or the successful completion of three years full-time bachelor level study where the language of instruction is English completed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, or the United States of America.

Incomplete education/teaching studies in Australia: successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is not an entry requirement for this program. However, if you achieved a ‘satisfactory’ result for one or more component of the LANTITE at another institution, the ‘satisfactory’ result can be carried across to QUT. You are not eligible to apply for a place in the course if one or more component of LANTITE remains at ‘unsatisfactory’ after two test attempts for that component.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Primary school specialists are prepared to teach all years in a primary school (Prep to Year 6).

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

19 Dec 2024

CSP/$4130 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Masters qualifying course
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time, Online learning
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time or 2-4 years Online learning